MUSIC OF THE PLANETS

Working with the award-winning jazz musician Grace Kelly, we conceptualized a framework of pieces and ensembles around the framework of Saint-Exupery's le Petit Prince. Four scenarios were crafted around the characters and asteroids of the Baobab tree, the Fox, the Drunk, and the Rose. Each one of these involved the production of a notation system, time signatures, and devices that would play and emit sound. Wind chimes of rotating blades, a drum box, a walking multi-legged fox, and a robotic stringed instrument were developed. The event was held at the Glandt Forum of the Nanotechnology Building at the University of Pennsylvania.

Photography, videography by Maria Teicher, Kordae Henry.